Course Details

This programme is ideal if English is not your first language, you are living in the UK and want to improve your English to continue your studies and/or improve your future opportunities in this country. The course concentrates on developing the three main skills in English (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), the knowledge of Grammar and Vocabulary, and Life in the UK. For people aged between 16-18, Maths is also an obligatory element of the course. However, this is optional for adults and subject to their level of English and existing qualifications. Apart from all of the above, we will also help you with your independent study, employability and communication skills, and future career opportunities. We offer two opportunities to join the course: September and January.

Entry Requirements

To join ESOL Level 1, you need to have: an ESOL Entry 3 certificate (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or L1 result in the initial assessments completed during your initial meeting.

Career options

Once you achieve the 3 elements of the course (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) at ESOL Level 1, which normally takes around one academic year, you will be able to progress onto Level 2 ESOL Study Programme or other College Programmes, including GCSE English.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Level 1

Five highlights

  • 1 Fun and exciting lessons.
  • 2 Friendly and dedicated tutors that will help you every step of the way.
  • 3 A caring and professional team.
  • 4 Brilliant opportunities to make friends and be part of a community.
  • 5 Bespoke programmes available depending on circumstances.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • Certificate in ESOL Level 1 Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening


Your course will cost

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Are you under 19 on the 31st August this year?
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Course code Location Course length Start date
ESL065CF1A Chichester Campus 34 Weeks 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

Our programme includes the following subjects: 1. English (ESOL) Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Grammar and Vocabulary Life in the UK 2. Skills Development 3. Maths (optional for 19+ adults) 4. Vocational Course Experience (age range: 16-18)

How will I be taught?

All our lessons include a variety of resources and are planned with each learner's abilities in mind. This makes the learning fun, exciting and interesting. Your lessons consist of: 1.5 hours a week of: Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing, Life in the UK. 3 hours a week of: Grammar and Vocabulary, and Maths. 1 or 2 days a week of Vocational Course Experience (16-18 year olds only). Optional out-of-class support for those people that need some extra help.

How will I be assessed?

For English, you will have tests and coursework that will help us see your progress. Also, our students complete official exams. They have three opportunities to do this throughout the year. For the Certificate in ESOL Level 1 you need to pass three exams: Reading Writing Speaking and Listening For Maths: Functional Skills: one exam and several opportunities throughout the year. GCSE Maths: three exams at the end of the year (May- June).

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